Monthly Archives: December 2006

Colonized Wombs? Reproduction Rights and Puerto Rican Women

Following World War II, Puerto Rico and the rest of the Third World emerged as a problem for U.S. philanthropists, foreign policy makers, and social scientists to solve. A major concern of the times was that Third World populations were … Continue reading

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Twenty Years After Iran-Contra, Washington’s Role in Nicaragua Still a Scandal

Imagine Osama bin Laden visiting the United States ten or 15 years from now, telling Americans who to vote for if they want to avoid getting hurt. It would never happen, but in Nicaragua something very similar happened in the … Continue reading

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Observing the Nicaraguan Elections: How the U.S. Has Overstepped its Bounds Once Again

On November 5th, the Nicaraguan people went to the polls in huge numbers and voted for a new President, Vice President, and deputy representatives to various legislative bodies. After the ballots were counted in this historic election, Daniel Ortega was … Continue reading

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“Escualidos for Chavez?“ What I Saw at the Venezuelan Election

AN OVERWHELMING WIN By now you surely know that President Chavez won re-election in Venezuela for another six-year term. What you might not realize is how decisive the victory was. Chavez won 63% of the vote, which was more than … Continue reading

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U of I Grad Takes Presidency in Ecuador; What’s Left?

A FACT AND A QUESTION Rafael Correa, a 43 year-old who took a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Illinois in Urbana, won big in Ecuador’s presidential election on November 26. Correa received 68% of the votes cast. His … Continue reading

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Cries of Life

It’s sad to say and even worse to see Black on black crimes even within families We’ve fallen so far that funerals are the only place you’ll catch us giving hugs coming from real love Sure, our ambition is to … Continue reading

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The Clock

A circle of such significance Sixty marks of mental anguish The short arm vaguely stating where the sun sits in the sky While the long arm moves with unbelievable regularity Followed by my anxious eyes The red arm flies over … Continue reading

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Keep It, It’s Yours

Ashley, hey can you hear me? I am running late, sorry, I am on my way Got something I need to ask you Remember the first time we me? Your eyes pulled my heart from my chest That day I … Continue reading

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Police Brutality at the Hands of Sgt. Myers and the Corruption of the Champaign Sheriff’s Department Under Dan Walsh That Allowed It to Continue

On November 6, 2004 I was taken into custody by the Urbana Police Department for an incident that occurred at the Canopy Club. I was not right with my actions that night at the club, but that does not make … Continue reading

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Community Court Watch Corner

On December 1, Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice held a press conference to pre-empt a plea bargain expected to be finalized for Sgt. William Alan Myers, accused of illegally using a Taser on an inmate in the Champaign County … Continue reading

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